David Lewis of Corruption Watch talks about ways the organisation is planning to increase public participation in Public protector nomination process even more. He says their Bua Mzansi campaign has helped the process enormously.
Lewis says the 59 names released by the Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee today, reflects a high volume and quality of candidates, markedly higher than in previous years.
It seems a good list of names to choose from, says Lewis, but he does not think someone in an active leadership position in a political party would not be the best option.
He says Corruption Watch's campaign has influenced the process and the Committee has been open to their input. One issue he says they have agreed to televise the committee's investigation process.
Where to from here? between now and next Friday, there is a period for public scrutiny of the list of names and their CVs.
CVs will be up on the parliamentary website as well as that of Corruption Watch. Public has a chance to pose questions and give opinion to the committee about the candidates.
Corruption Watch also plans to make a cellphone app available where people can select the candidate of their choice.